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Subject: PLUMLEY, LAURANDIA OBIT b.April 13, 1819
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 09:12:53 EDT
Decatur County Journal Iowa
October 27, l904
LAURANDIA PLUMLEY was born in Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vermont,
April l3, l8l9, and died in Leon, Iowa, October l9, l904. She was
married to ORANGE HOWARD in Warrensville, Ohio, August 29, l835, and to
this union were born twelve children, four of whom, WM. H. HOWARD; MRS.
JAMES G. HARRIS; MRS. JOHN F. GUNTER, of Leon, and O.M. HOWARD, of
Kansas City, are still living. MRS. HOWARD came with her husband to
Decatur County in l86l and to Leon a year later, where she has resided
Over 60 years ago, "Grandma" HOWARD, as she was familiarly known to
nearly all the residents of Leon, united with the Church of Christ in
Haynesville, Mo., and has been a faithful member ever since. She was
one of the early members of the Leon Church of Christ and was a constant
attendant at all the services until the sickness of loved ones and,
later, her own infirmities, confined her to the house.
At the time of her death, the deceased was 83 years, 6 months and 7 days
of age, and there are staid business men of Leon today who remember her
as the gentle, kindly, "Grandma" HOWARD who mended their bruised fingers
and stopped their childish tears with words of sympathy and
consolation. The care of her aged mother, who died eight years ago, at
the age of 99 years and her husband, whose death occurred in l898, told
sadly on her rugged constitution and three years ago an attack of
paralysis resulted in destroying her health to such an extent that she
has since been confined to the house, her daughter, MRS. JAMES G.
HARRIS, having ministered to her comfort and welfare during that time.
Her last severe illness was of about five weeks' duration and on
Wednesday night at ll:30 o'clock the sands of life ran slowly out and
"Grandma" passed to her reward. May she rest in peace.
The funeral service was held in the Christian Church Friday at 3 p.m.,
Pastor H.H. Hubbell having charge of the service. Interment took place
in the Leon Cemetery.